Thursday, 25 February 2016

a caminhar

Finalmente começei a caminhar do trabalho para casa. Para mim os piores meses na ilha são Janeiro e Fevereiro e este ano então está muito mais frio, sei porque o aquecimento em casa esta ligado dia sim dia sim e porque lembro que o ano passado começei a caminhar mais cedo. Já estava com saudades por isso esta semana e apesar do frio, o sol já está mais alto e já da para caminhar com luz do dia. Uma hora a ouvir os passarinhos, ver animais e a descontrair depois de estar quase 8 horas sentada. Para já estou a fazer o caminho mais longo, os campos ainda estão enlameados, mas sabe bem e apesar de chegar a casa com as pernas geladas estou mais contente que até me deu para vir aqui fazer um post :)


















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Monday, 15 February 2016

Eton

O dia dos namorados foi passado a almoçar em Windsor e depois aventureiros como somos passamos a ponte para Eton :)


Eton is just a short walk away across the Thames on the Berkshire bank. To get to Eton from Windsor you have to cross over Windsor Bridge, built in 1822 to replace a timber bridge dating back to 1170. Crossing the river to Eton we will find an attractive town dotted with fine historic buildings.
Eton is an eclectic mix of the traditional and the contemporary bringing together antiques and modern art, traditional pharmaceutical and complementary beauty therapies. English roast dinner and exquisite European cuisine.
 
Eton High Street
It’s a pleasant stroll down High Street; it takes no more than 10 minutes to reach the College, and along the way you pass several interesting historic buildings. For example at No 84-85 is the Crown and Cushion Inn, built in 1600 and an inn since 1753. Eton High Street boasts a fine selection of independent retailers committed to personal service and individual attention, from wining and dining to gifts for men and women.
 
Barnes Pool Bridge
Just before you reach the college you pass over a small iron bridge almost without realising it. There has been a bridge here since the 13th century; the current iteration is wrought-iron, built in the 19th century. Barnes Pool is a backwater of the Thames, and has been a popular location to paint the college for centuries.


Eton College
The chief attraction is, of course, the famous public school, founded in 1440 by Henry VI. The original name of the school was "The King’s College of Our Lady of Eton beside Windsor", and it was meant to provide scholars for King's College, Cambridge, which Henry established in the following year.












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Tuesday, 9 February 2016

pancake day

Este ano experimentei uma receita nova, saudável :) :) não se deixem enganar pelo aspecto, é muito boa!

Simple gluten free, dairy free pancakes

What you need: 1 banana, two eggs, 30g oats, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1 teaspoon vanilla, quarter teaspoon baking powder (optional, use if you prefer fluffier pancakes)

What to do: Blend all ingredients in a blender and cook as above. The banana-egg mixture can be more delicate than traditional pancake batter so be careful when flipping. Wait until the side on the pan has turned golden brown before flipping with a thin spatula.